MI Charter Heroes

Join MAPSA as we recognize the outstanding individuals working in and volunteering for our MI charter schools.



About the #MICharterHero project

Our Michigan charter schools are full of outstanding heroes - from the teachers leading innovative instruction, to the administrators leading staff to drive amazing academic achievement, to the front office managers, bus drivers, lunch administrators and other essential staff who power our schools day in, day out. The #MICharterHero project aims to recognize one shining star in our MI charter community every month. Nominations are open to the public, collected on a rolling basis, and totally anonymous. Every selected hero is featured in storytelling efforts across social media and in the Charter Connect Newsletter - helping us spread the stories of our passionate, talented people. 

Rolling nominations

Nominations are anonymous and open to all. We highly encourage parents, educators, and school staff to participate in our nomination process. As heroes are honored each month, nominations are collected on a rolling basis. Submit your nomination below!

Monthly review & selection

The MAPSA team reviews all monthly nominations and selects one outstanding hero to be featured in the upcoming month. Selected heroes are contacted to participate in an exclusive interview to help prepare their awesome story.

Hero stories published

Each selected hero receives a #MICharterHero profile story, published in the Charter Connect Blog, and shared across our social media platforms and in our Charter Connect Newsletter. 



Eligibility requirements & key program info

  • Eligible "heroes" include any individual that works for a Michigan charter school. This includes charter school teachers, administrators/school leaders, deans/instructional coaches, front office managers, librarians, bus drivers, food administrators, etc. 
  • Nominations are completely anonymous, which means we won't share nominator information with our selected hero. If your hero is selected as our monthly feature, you will be contacted to optionally provide a quote for the story, if you wish to participate. 
  • Nominations are always open and collected on a rolling basis. New hero features are launched at the beginning of each month. 
  • You MUST provide a valid email address for your nominated hero, otherwise we have no ability to contact them if they are selected. 
  • We encourage you to be thorough and descriptive in your nomination. You know your hero better than anyone, and are best positioned to advocate for their selection to us. As you answer these questions, you CAN use individual, personal stories, real examples of impact, etc. 
  • If you're having issues with the nomination form, please nominate HERE
  • Questions about the #MICharterHero program? Contact us at mapsa@charterschools.org!

Read #MICharterHero stories now!

Check out these amazing individuals via the Charter Connect Blog
Read #MICharterHero Stories